Can I buy a pre-formed Paulownia blank?

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Preformed Paulownia blanks are available here

Yes, you certainly can, and this will simplify the process of making your board. Check out the materials links page and click through to an approved supplier for a direct quote. The blanks are grown and manufactured in Spain so transport outside of the EU could be prohibitive.

What we suggest if you are not resident in the EU, is to contact your local wood merchant and buy raw timber to make initially flat sheets to press/form a blank yourself. As the DIY video explains, it’s not super complicated to make blanks, and depending upon the popularity of the Kite-Alaia in your region there may well be a business opportunity to press-form blanks that reveals itself…

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